In one of the most harrowing true stories of World War II, three US Navy airmen crash land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. No food. No water. No hope of rescue. Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation - and each other - as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety.
The American Film Company
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for thematic material involving peril and hardships, and for language
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Did You Know?
The three main actors were put on a strict diet of 500 calories a day while filming to accurately portray how emaciated the downed pilots became during their ordeal. See more
Although the crew spent 34 days in the raft, their hair length at the end of the film is the same as at the beginning. See more
[over the radio
Chief, this is Aldrich. I'm losing her on the ARA.
Come on, where are you goin'?
Chief, I've lost the beacon. Over. Are we close Chief?
I'll give him a tap, maybe his com is down.
Written by John Philip Sousa See more